Starting a Community
An unconventional family fights to stay in their collective house in the face of antiquated local ordinances which suppress community living.
Free land on a tropical island!? Pitcairn, a small remote paradise-like island in the South Pacific is running out of people. They are giving land for free to people who want to settle there. Could it make a good Ecovillage location? “With an aging population of around 50 people, this British Overseas Territory is seeking… Read More
“Wouldn’t it be great to buy a block of land together in the bush?” Dinner party conversations yield unexpected fruit.
In the quest for sustainability, long-term goals can yield to short-term needs and opportunities, fertilizing new growth in unpredictable ways.
“Founder’s joy” can wear off very quickly in the chaos of financial instability and unclear agreements.
Tamarack Institute and FIC invite all of us to share our conversations about community.
Two community founders offer ongoing lessons and inspiration.
The facilitator of a telephone support group offers 14 suggestions from current or aspiring communitarians with significant financial resources.
A community pioneer and activist shares her stories.
A land trust with leaseholds keeps members’ costs down while allowing a combination of autonomy and connection.
A forming cohousing group experiences its share of bumps, but comes together to move forward.
An ecovillage founder offers 10 guidelines for success, including “Start with people.”
Innovative ecovillagers turn challenges into opportunities.
Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage grapples with obstacles to create a visionary housing project in rural Maine.
At New View Cohousing, practicing consensus, navigating illness, and simply
sharing lives are continuing spiritual exercises.
The founder of Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage describes what it’s like to be criticized, marginalized, stripped of leadership responsibilities, and given the opportunity to explore a new role.
Reviews of two great books on community living, one on life in a convent with surprising insights even for the most secular, and one on the history of utopian experiments in Oregon.